Doing Business in the Seychelles

EENI Business School & HA University


Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in the Seychelles - Victoria.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Seychelles (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Victoria
  3. Economy of the Seychelles
  4. International Trade of the Seychelles
  5. Seychellois Custom Procedures
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Seychelles
    1. Fisheries
    2. Offshore Industries
    3. Energy
    4. Agriculture
    5. Tourism
  7. The Seychelles Investment Board
  8. Case Study: The Seychelles Trading Company
  9. Access to the Seychellois market

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of the Seychelles” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Seychellois economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Seychelles
  3. To explore Seychelles' trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Seychelles' Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Seychellois companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Seychellois market
The Subject (e-learning) “Doing Business in the Seychelles” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Course: East Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

African Students Bachelor's Degree in Business, EENI (Business School) and HA University

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  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Seychelles”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the subject (Doing Business in the Seychelles):
Doing Business in Seychelles

Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Doing Business in the Seychelles.

Seychelles Customs

The Republic of Seychelles (Africa).

The Seychelles is the first African Country by Human Development. One of the less corrupt African Countries.

  1. Area: 455 square kilometres
  2. Capital: Victoria
  3. Seychellois Population: 94,000
  4. Adult literacy rate: 96%
  5. Religion: 86% of the Seychellois are Catholics
  6. Official Languages: Creole, English, and French
  7. Independence: 1976 (United Kingdom)
  8. Type of Government: Socialist Multi-Party Republic
  9. Civil Law: based on the French Napoleonic Code. Criminal law: based on the British laws
  10. Nearest countries: Mozambique, the Comoros, and Mauritius

The Seychelles belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

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Economy of the Seychelles:

  1. Seychellois GDP growth: 3.5%
  2. Tertiary sector: 71% of GDP
  3. Inflation: 4.4%
  4. Top Seychellois sectors: tourism (29% of GDP), construction, private consumption, financial and insurance services, and information and communication technology
  5. Top agricultural products: copra, cinnamon bark, and tea
  6. The Seychellois Natural resources: fish, coconut, cinnamon, Petrol, and gas
  7. Top Seychellois exports: canned tuna, fish, frozen prawns, cinnamon bark, medical appliances, and metals
  8. Top Seychellois trading partners: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union (EU), and the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) countries
  9. Currency: The Seychelles Rupee (SCR)
  10. Special Investment Zones

Indian Ocean Commission

The Seychelles has preferential access to...

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Indian Ocean Commission
  5. The United States: AGOA Act - Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (COMESA)
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (European Union)
  7. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India

The Seychelles is a member of:

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  6. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  7. Relationships with China and India

Samples - Business in the Seychelles

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

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